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Fiji Girl and Monkeys

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by gordy, Oct 13, 2005.

  1. gordy Well-Known Member

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    getting some bench time :)

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  2. RobH Active Member

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    :eek:

    Wow

    great to see you active again, Gordy

    curious to see where these r going

    Rob
  3. Roc Active Member

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    Hey Gordy, would love to see more of your work, I miss it.

    Cheers
    Roc. :)
  4. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Three monkeys and a girl from Fiji? OK. You got me hooked. Play on....

    All the best,
    Dan
  5. gordy Well-Known Member

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    added legs, to support i used a temporary stand-in (sheet plastic)
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    alittle forehead oil (ew!) was brushed on where the feet went to aid in separating the feet...
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    feet separated and can now be cleaned up and detailed...
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    roughed in the eyelids and upper lip..
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    added lower lids and placed 'anchors' to aid in definiation..
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    added in lower lip and cut in corners of the mouth...
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    filled in the gaps and made the upper cheeks appled from the grinning..
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    push here pull there boxing in the wet putty to block in the final shape...
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    blending soft putty with moistened brush....
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  6. John Long Active Member

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    Gordy,

    Do you take any steps to ensure that the putty doesn't spin around the pin during vigorous carving?

    Monkeys and face are looking very good.
  7. gordy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, John, it is super glued, but yes it does lossen periodically, at the finish of a head there's quite a build up of super glue ;) I do pinch it pretty hard too... not good if a knife slips :eek:
  8. megroot A Fixture

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    Gordy,

    Thanks for this SBS, i look very closely.
    Maybe someday i'm gonna sculpt. With this SBS and the help of Gary's SBS it must be going to something what looks like a figure.

    Marc
  9. Roy New Member

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    Gordy...fantastic watching you shaping up in this small scale...great stuff.
    Looking forward to some more great pics.

    Roy.
  10. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    I oopsed. :lol:

    d
  11. Dan Morton A Fixture

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    Just curious, Gordy. Are you working with a visor, magnifying glass or just bare-eyed? That's small! Where did you get the idea for this piece? Looks great so far, by the way!

    All the best,
    Dan
  12. gordy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, bare-eyed for now.. it's a commision for a future release :)
  13. gordy Well-Known Member

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    a little more definition and clean up...
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    deepening the mouth corners...
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    armature prep..
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    transferring and marking joints..
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    stiffening and solidifing the meat between the joint.. I twist the solder so that the applications of putty don't roll around..
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    'planting' the feet...
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    solder works great for when it comes to design separation, it's much easier to saw through solder than copper or a paperclip ;)
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    monkey time..
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    egads.. time to trim my nails :eek:
  14. Uruk-Hai PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks for sharing Gordy!

    When taking pictures that close one has wash and scrape the nails. :)
    Otherwise it could look horrible, not that its needed in this case though.

    Cheers
  15. Roc Active Member

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    Hey Gordy, very interesting,thanks for sharing and I'm looking forward to your next step.

    Keep up the good work.

    Cheers
    Roc.
  16. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    Gordy, Great job. You make 54mm heads look so easy to do. By the way these projects are coming Chicago seems to have you fired up to do some figure work.~Gary
  17. brentonrj New Member

    This is great Gordy, thank you.

    Q: when you say solder, are you buying it pre-twisted like that or are you twisting it yourself for the armature?

    If you are twisting it, how do you get a nice uniform "twist" like that?

    Look forward to following this post.
    Cheers
    Brenton
  18. Einion Well-Known Member

    Jesus Gordy, I don't know how you carve this finely! Great work on the facial features and the monkey looks like it's going to be good. Any tips to smoothing out carving marks in convex areas, or is it more a matter of keeping it smooth to begin with by using a really sharp blade?

    Einion
  19. gordy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all!
    Gary, yeah it has ;)

    Brenton, i twist it by hand it's very pliable

    Enion, with a sharpen rounded scoop it function similar to a wood plane or a cabinet scraper
  20. Einion Well-Known Member

    Thanks, that's what I suspected. Hard to sand into recesses! Julian Lamb used to carve/scrape in much this way.

    Einion

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